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Summoners War Runes Guide

summoners war runes guide

Summoners War is a game in which you must use runes to make the monsters stronger and thus progress more easily in the game. Here is our guide to all the runes in Summoners War.

What are runes in Summoners War?

A rune is a magical item thatimproves the main statistics of the monsters you can obtain. It allows you to make it stronger, more resistant and therefore to progress more easily in Summoners War.

Runes are easily obtainable as they are part of the loot to be obtained when farming. There is a wide range of them, which makes the game very complete and offers the player a multitude of possible runages.

There are 6 rune slots for Summoners War monsters to delineate runes with and without percentage. The slots are divided into two parts:

  • Locations 1/3/5 : these are locations where the runes will not be in percentages ;
  • Slots 2/4/6 : it is imperative to apply runes with a percentage. Except in some cases where a VIT rune must be used for slot 2.
Rune locations in Summoners War
The different locations of the runes

It is extremely important to favour runes with percentage sub-properties. These runes will give better results than runes with no percentage sub-properties. We will explain this in more detail in the section on improving runes.

Concerning the locations, the runes that do not have percentages on their main properties are the odd location runes (1,3,5).

How to get runes on Summoners War?

You often wonder how to get good runes in Summoners War ? Runes can be obtained in the following places:

  • the scenario: runes will be available in all scenarios in the game's history;
  • the Cairos Dungeon: in this dungeon, it is possible to obtain specific runes for each dungeon;
  • the Rift of Worlds : this world allows you to obtain runes that are impossible to find elsewhere;
  • the Dimension Hole : this is a new world that was released a few months ago and allows you to obtain "improved" runes. Moreover, it allows you to awaken a monster a second time, making it stronger.

The runes of the Summoners War scenario

The story of Summoners War is divided into 13 different scenarios, each of which links to the main story. Only one type of rune can be obtained for each of these scenarios.

summoners war scenario

For example, if the player wants to play in the "Volcano of Hunger", he can get "Vengeance" runes. If he wants to play in the "Forest of Garen", he will only get "Energy" runes.

In these scenarios, the runes fall in the order of the stage number. In one scenario there are 7 stages and the player has 6 slots. This means that if the player plays in step 3 of the scenario, he will get valid runes on slot 3.

When the player reaches the seventh step, he will get a random rune from the 6 slots.

This is where you will get your first runes when you start Summoners War. However I advise you not to increase these runes above +6 / +9 because they are weak and you will replace them very quickly. (so save your mana!)

Here is the list of runes that can be obtained throughout the scenario

As I said, these runes are only useful for beginners because they are only of low rank, not allowing a good progression for the continuation.

On the other hand, it is possible to farm runes of legendary rank in Summoners War thanks to the Cairos Dungeon.

IconName of the runeLocation of the rune
Summoners War energy rune Energy (Increases HP by 15%) 2 setsForest of Garen
Summoners War fatal runeFatal (Increases attack by 35%) 4 sets.Mount Siz
rune blade Summoners WarBlade (Increases critical rate by 12%) 2 sets.Ruins of Kabir
rune rage Summoners WarFast (Increases speed by 25%) 4 set.White Mountain of Ragon
rune focus Summoners WarFocus (Increases accuracy by 20%) 2 sets.Telain Forest
rune guardian Summoners WarGuardian (Increases defence by 15%) 2 sets.Ruins of Hydeni
rune endurance Summoners WarEndurance (Increases stamina by 20%) 2 sets.Tamor Desert
rune protection Summoners WarProtection (Gives a shield to allies for 3 turns) 2 set.Ruins of Vrofagus
rune vengeance Summoners WarVengeance (Increases the chance to counterattack by 15%) 2 sets.Faimon Volcano
rune will Summoners WarWill (Gives immunity for 1 turn) 2 sets.Aiden Forest
rune nemesis Summoners WarNemesis (Increases attack by 4%) 2 sets.Ferun Castle
rune vampire Summoners WarVampire (Life Drain 35%) 4 set.Mount Runar
ruen destruction Summoners WarDestruction (max enemy HP -4%) 2 set.Remains of Charuka

The runes obtained in these areas of the story are very weak and it is advisable to sell them as soon as the player is able to farm the Giant's Castel.

The runes to be obtained by playing in the Cairos Dungeon

The Cairos Dungeon allows you to obtain runes of higher ranks with better statistics.

In this dungeon, there are three places where it is absolutely necessary to farm Summoners War runes in order to obtain the runes necessary for a good progression.

You should also know that the runes the player will get in these dungeons are the same as in the scenario, but they are improved. You will quickly notice the drop rate of this runes in Summoners War.

The Giant's Castel

the giant of Summoners War

The Summoners War Giant's Castel otherwise known as "GB" is essential to obtain the runes. It allows you farming the runes Summoners War :

  • Desperation (4set): Increases the chance to stun the enemy by 25%;
  • Energy (2set): increases the ally's HP by 15%;
  • Fatal (4set): Increases the ally's attack by 35%;
  • Blade (2set): Increases the ally's critical rate by 12%;
  • Fast (4set): increases the ally's speed by 25%.

We have also made a guide to overcoming the GB10 in order to successfully complete this necessary step for progression.

The Dragon's Lair

The dragon of Summoners War

The Dragon's Lair of Summoners War, otherwise known as the "DB", allows you to obtain the following runes:

  • Violent Runes (4 sets): Increases the chance to have an extra turn by 22%;
  • focus runes (2 sets): increases accuracy by 20%;
  • Guardian Runes (2 sets) : increases defence by 15%;
  • Runes of Endurance (2 sets): increases resistance by 20%;
  • Protection Runes (2 sets): confers a shield representing 15% of the monster's health for 3 turns;
  • Runes of Vengeance (2 sets ): Increases the chance to counterattack by 15%.

These runes allow the player to significantly upgrade their monsters in order to face the next dungeon and begin their ascent in PvP.

We have also written a short guide to the DB10 for those who can't get past the top floor.

The Necropolis

the necropolis of Summoners War

The Necropolis of Summoners War, also called "NB", allows the following runes to be obtained:

  • Rage Runes (4 sets ): increases critical damage by 40%;
  • will runes (2 sets) : gives immunity for 1 turn;
  • Nemesis Runes (2 sets): increases the attack gauge by 4% each time you lose 7% of your HP;
  • Vampire Runes (4 sets ): allows the allied monster to recover 35% of the damage inflicted;
  • Destruction Runes (2 sets ): Enemies' HP are destroyed by 30% in proportion to the damage inflicted.

He is the last missing link in the climb to glory. Once this boss is defeated, all that remains is to farm as needed. This is the most complex boss, so don't hesitate to check out our guide to NB10.

The runes to be obtained in the Rift of Worlds

The Rift of Worlds of Summoners War is a world made for the most experienced Summoners War players. It is divided into 5 creatures and a Raid of Worlds :

  • Fire Beast ;
  • Ice Beast ;
  • Wind Beast ;
  • Light Beast ;
  • Dark Beast.

All the beasts of this world give the same runes. Here is the list of runes to obtain when they are killed:

  • Combat rune (2 sets): Increases the ally's attack by 8% ;
  • rune determination (2 sets): increases the ally's defence by 8%;
  • Improvement Rune (2 sets): Increases the ally's HP by 8%;
  • Accuracy rune (2 sets): increases the ally's accuracy by 10%;
  • Tolerance rune (2 sets): increases the ally's resistance by 10%.
example of runes to obtain in the Summoners War rifts

The runes to be obtained in the Dimension Hole of SW

The Dimension Hole allows you to awaken a monster a second time, but it also allows you to obtain improved runes. Here is the list of runes to obtain in three different scenarios from Dimension Hole.

Forest of roaring beasts

This scenario allows you to obtain the following runes:

  • Rage Rune (4 sets ): increases critical damage by 40%;
  • Energy rune (2 sets ): increases HP by 15%;
  • Blade Rune (2 sets ): Increases the critical rate by 12%;
  • endurance rune (2 sets): increases resistance by 20%;
  • Nemesis Rune (2 sets) : Increases the attack gauge by 4% each time you lose 7% of your HP.
runes forest of roaring beasts Summoners War

Sanctuary of the dreaming fairies

This scenario allows you to obtain the following runes:

  • Desperation Rune (4 sets): Increases the chance to stun the enemy by 25%;
  • endurance rune (2 sets) : increases resistance by 20%;
  • Nemesis rune (2 sets): increases the attack gauge by 4% each time you lose 7% of your HP;
  • rune will (2 sets): gives immunity for 1 turn;
  • Accuracy rune (2 sets): increases the ally's accuracy by 10%.
runes sanctuary of the dreamy fairies Summoners War

Cliff of the Mighty Beastmen

This scenario allows you to obtain the following runes:

  • Vampire Rune (4 sets): absorbs 35% of the damage inflicted;
  • Energy rune (2 sets ): increases HP by 15%;
  • Guardian Rune (2 sets ): increases defence by 15%;
  • rune will (2 sets): gives immunity for 1 turn;
  • Destruction rune (2 sets): Reduces the enemy's health by 4%.
runes cliffs of the beast men Summoners War

How to equip the right runes on your monsters?

Summoners War has several monsters, each with a specific role. The different runes available in this game have specific abilities for a type of monster. So let's talk more about Summoners War runes for monsters.

Types of monsters

As mentioned above, there are different runages depending on the role of the assigned monster. In Summoners War, it is possible to find four types of monsters :

  • attack-type monsters;
  • PV monsters;
  • defence-type monster;
  • support type monsters.

Examples of runage by monster type

These monsters will not be run in the same way since their role varies according to the use the player wants to make. We will see the main runages to apply to these types of monsters.

Types of monstersUse and runnings
Attack-type monstersAttack type monsters have very low HP, but a very high attack. This will be complemented by a high critical rate and critical damage. It is necessary to apply extra speed.
PV monstersHP monsters work primarily with their HP. Their attacks may depend on the amount of HP they have and it is necessary to apply a large amount of HP. In addition, it may be possible to apply resistance and speed to play quickly.
Defence-type monstersThese monsters function as the main support and can support an entire team. They have mostly healing skills. It can be interesting to apply a lot of HP to them, but above all a good defence to resist and last until the end of a fight.
Supporting monstersSupports are essential for a good team. They allow to apply advantages to the allied team but debuffs on the enemies. It is interesting to apply a good number of speed and precision to them to use them at best!

The runage will therefore be modified according to the use the player wants to apply to the monsters he owns. If you have any doubts, we advise you to visit the sw-db site, which references all the monsters and on which members share their runages and then vote for the best.

Rune upgrades in Summoners War

Like many games, Summoners war allows you to upgrade runes to +15, which greatly increases the power of the chosen monster.

But you have to be careful with the improvements that are given randomly on the sub-properties of the rune. In logic, you should favour speed and avoid having sub-properties without percentage and therefore having sub-properties with percentage.

Let me explain, if a player has the following rune, he will try to ensure that the rune does not increase the sub-property known as "flat", i.e. without percentage.

violent rune Summoners War

For example, I'll raise it to +12 to see if the flat sub-property could be increased.

Violent rune upgrade +12 Summoners War

For example, here we can see that the PV% has been increased, but not the other percentage sub-properties. On the other hand, the flat sub-property has been increased. If this happens (and it often does), you will have to choose on whom to assign this rune in order to have the best possible runage .

Be careful, even with a sub-property in flat, it will be possible to modify it with a gem as we will see in the next part.

Revaluation and enchantment stones in Summoners War

If a rune is not at all satisfactory or if improvements have been made on flat subproperties, it is possible to revalue the rune using the revaluation stones. It's possible to get the best runes in Summoners War with this method.

They can be obtained through the game's events or by crafting them in the crafting building.

Revaluation stone in Summoners War

Once obtained, these stones can be used in theRevaluation tab.

here's how to use the revaluation stones in Summoners War

Enchantments allow you to improve a sub-property of a rune. It is possible to amplify the sub-property with a grindstone or to replace it with a gem by another sub-property as shown here.

Rune enchantments in Summoners War

With this guide to Summoners War runes, you now know how to use the right runes for your monsters. Of course, this will vary depending on the use of the monster and the game mode, but you already have the basics of the strategy to adopt for your monsters' runes in 90% of the cases on SW.


what to do with runes in slot 13 or 5 that do not have a speed in substrate?

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In general, they are for sale but that's only when you have a lot of them or in mid/late-game. Most of the time when you start, you will still use them on some monsters so that they have a minimum of runes. Also, some monsters don't need to have much speed to be useful, so you can "sacrifice" some speed for another substrate.

Hopefully I've helped you! 🙂

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